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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 12, 2022 6:35pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

The following is the schedule for Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia commercial television station WIN-4 for a week in June 1966. Which shows would you have watched from this line-up? As you can see, most of the shows are either American or British, with an English-dubbed Japanese show thrown in as well. Australian series, apart from sports and news, included a version of game show "It Could Be You", music series "Country and Western Hour", "Bandstand", "Kommotion" and "Bobby Limb's Sound of Music", local children's series "The Channel 4 Club", and variety series "The Tonight Show".

Along with WIN-4, Wollongong viewers could also watch a public TV station that was basically a relay station of ABN-2 in Sydney, which broadcast many British shows. I have read that many viewers in the area could also pick up Sydney commercial stations like ATN-7 and TCN-9.

No doubt I made various errors while copying this information.

If you had been living in Wollongong during 1966, which shows would you have watched from this line-up?

Sunday 5 June 1966
2:30PM - Uninterrupted music
3:00PM - Religious program
3:30PM - Top Cat
4:00PM - Country and Western Hour
5:00PM - Shindig
5:30PM - Farmer's Daughter
6:00PM - Sunday Review
6:30PM - Disneyland (Kilroy)
7:30PM - McHale's Navy
8:00PM - Film: Pillow Talk
9:39PM - Focus
10:09PM - Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents
10:39PM - Epilogue
10:44PM - sign off

Monday 6 June 1966
1:30PM - Test pattern
2:00PM - It Could Be You
2:30PM - Coronation Street
2:57PM - Roving Eye
3:00PM - No Hiding Place
3:50PM - The Texan
4:15PM - Circus Boy
4:45PM - The Samurai
5:15PM - Channel 4 Club
5:45PM - Kommotion
6:15PM - Area News
6:30PM - National Network News
7:00PM - Bewitched
7:30PM - The Big Valley
8:30PM - I Dream of Jeannie
9:00PM - Peyton Place
9:27PM - Roving Eye
9:30PM - Sportsreel
9:45PM - Project '66
10:45PM - Epilogue
10:50PM - sign off

Tuesday 7 June 1966
1:30PM - Test pattern
2:00PM - It Could Be You
2:30PM - Coronation Street
2:57PM - Roving Eye
3:00PM - No Hiding Place
3:50PM - The Texan
4:15PM - Circus Boy
4:45PM - The Samurai
5:15PM - Channel 4 Club
5:45PM - Kommotion
6:15PM - Area News
6:30PM - National Network News
7:00PM - The Dick Van Dyke Show
7:30PM - The Red Skelton Hour
8:30PM - The Long Hot Summer
9:27PM - Roving Eye
9:30PM - Tonight Show
11:00PM - Epilogue
11:05PM - sign off

Wednesday 8 June 1966
1:30PM - Uninterrupted music
2:00PM - It Could Be You
2:30PM - Coronation Street
2:57PM - Roving Eye
3:00PM - No Hiding Place
3:50PM - The Texan
4:15PM - Circus Boy
4:45PM - The Samurai
5:15PM - Channel 4 Club
5:45PM - Kommotion
6:15PM - Area News
6:30PM - National Network News
7:00PM - Hogan's Heroes
7:30PM - Honey West
8:00PM - Bob Hope Special
9:00PM - Peyton Place
9:27PM - Roving Eye
9:30PM - Enigma
10:30PM - Texas Rangers
11:00PM - Epilogue
11:05PM - Sign off

Thursday 9 June 1966
1:30PM - Uninterrupted music
2:00PM - It Could Be You
2:30PM - Coronation Street
2:57PM - Roving Eye
3:00PM - No Hiding Place
4:00PM - Easier Living
4:15PM - Circus Boy
4:45PM - The Samurai
5:15PM - Channel 4 Club
5:45PM - Kommotion
6:15PM - Area News
6:30PM - National Network New
7:00PM - The Patty Duke Show
7:30PM - No Time for Sergeants
8:00PM - The Addams Family
8:30PM - Run For Your Life
9:27PM - Roving Eye
9:30PM - Tonight Show
11:00PM - Epilogue
11:05PM - sign off

Friday 10 June 1966
1:30PM - Uninterruped music
2:00PM - It Could Be You
2:30PM - Coronation Street
2:57PM - Roving Eye
3:00PM - No Hiding Place
3:50PM - The Texan
4:15PM - Circus Boy
4:45PM - The Samurai
5:15PM - Channel 4 Club
5:45PM - Kommotion
6:15PM - Area News
6:30PM - National Network News
7:00PM - Gidget
7:30PM - Bobby Limb's Sound of Music
8:30PM - Fishing with Ken Christophers
8:35PM - Perry Mason
9:30PM - Roving Eye
9:35PM - Sportsview
9:50PM - Gideon's Way
10:50PM - Epilogue
10:55PM - sign off

Saturday 11 June 1966
2:00PM - Uninterrupted music
2:30PM - Tom Terrific
2:45PM - Rin Tin Tin
3:15PM - Ten Pin Championship Bowling
4:00PM - World Championship Wrestling
5:00PM - Roller Game
6:00PM - National Network News
6:30PM - Brian Henderson's Bandstand
7:30PM - Bonanza
8:30PM - Film: Miss Sadie Thompson
10:01PM - Temple Houston
11:01PM - Epilogue
11:06PM - sign off

Sources:
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136925912
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136926035
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136926291
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136926342
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136926700
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136927000
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/136927256

Adding to the above, here's the current TV schedule for Wollongong. The station listed as 9 HD is basically what used to be WIN 4:
https://www.yourtv.com.au/guide/wollongong/

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Poster: Vintage Retro Flashback Date: Apr 2, 2022 12:42pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

We still had only one black & white TV at the time. It wasn't a matter of what we wanted to watch it was what we had to watch. Some were and still are I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Bob Hope Special, Tonight Show, Perry Mason, Honey West, The Texan...

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Poster: z.x.study Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:27am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

The Big Valley
The Red Skelton Hour
Perry Mason

I wish that more of the Perry Mason episodes had been based on the novels.

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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:29am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

Speaking of which, I wish they'd put Perry Mason on a streaming service here in Australia. I haven't seen the show, but I think I'd enjoy it. We have Paramount+ here but the selection of shows is more limited than what they have in the U.S., and the selection of shows available to stream in Australia includes a lot of shows nobody here has heard of like "Teen Mom", while at the same time not including many of the most popular shows owned by the Paramount/CBS.

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Poster: TwoNucker Date: Mar 13, 2022 4:59am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Which shows would you have watched from this line up?

Growing up in the US during the late 19050's early 60's I watched over half of these. We did not have Brian Henderson's Bandstand but did have an American version. Surprisingly similar but the performers are different.

The 1960's Perry Mason series is like a comic book on film. The books are well written and the screenwriters do a good job of edited down the plot into one hour. The new version suffers from this centuries reliance on visual and writing techniques that do not advance the thoughts, just the nerves.